Need Help? Contact us via phone or e-mail. Your Feedback
login / join us

Evidence-based crime prevention (EBCP)

Uses the highest level of evidence available to consider the decision of whether to implement a program designed to prevent crime. This requires that results from evaluation be integrated into decisions about interventions. Additionally, one must use the most rigorous methods available to assess the available research evidence and must use the highest quality evaluation designs to investigate the effects of crime prevention programs. The evidence used in EBCP must be scientific evidence, meaning the program has been scientifically tested and demonstrated to work in several social and cultural contexts. (Welsh B., 2007).

Source: reproduced with the permission of the Government of Canada

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

french: Prévention du crime basée sur les connaissances scientifique